Lesson details


Social Studies


Road to Independence


Key Battles of the Revolutionary War

Recommended Technology: 

None required, but computers with a word processing program will help students complete the required final product which is graded for assessment.

Other instructional materials or notes: 
  • Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, by Steven Krensky
  • “Revolutionary Soldier Equipment Fact Sheet”
  • “Excerpts from Joseph Plumb Martin’s Journal”
  • “Fictional Account of a Revolutionary War Soldier’s Day” with online video
  • Journal Worksheet

A Day in the Life of a Revolutionary Soldier

1-2 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will write a journal entry as if they were a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Students should discuss the importance of the soldier’s equipment in relationship to daily life.

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